Webinar: Recruit and Retain Talent from the National Guard and Reserve


University of Colorado Colorado Springs

UCCS is home to more than 14,000 driven students, more than 800 experienced faculty members and more than 800 devoted staff members. On our awe-inspiring campus, we focus on providing an academically excellent environment at a value to students across the United States, and more than 80 nations. The experience our students gain at UCCS provides an incredible service to our community of Colorado Springs and the greater southern Colorado region as a whole, with UCCS contributing about $600 million each year in economic impact in El Paso County alone. UCCS continues to grow in new programs and facilities to provide students the best higher education experience possible.



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Why you should attend?

Nestled among five military installations, active-duty, veterans, and their family members are a welcome part of the campus culture. The Office of Veteran and Military Affairs provides academic, social and transition support, benefits counseling and enrollment certification for our military-affiliated students, which make up 24% of our student population. The UCCS Active Duty Tuition Assistance Grant bridges the gap between our tuition, fees, and required materials and military tuition assistance, making education accessible to our active duty military population. The McCord-Herbst Student Veteran Center is a safe space for studying, relaxing, and camaraderie among students. Select programming and events for servicemembers, veterans, and their family members take place throughout the academic year to bring students together and build community. Our dedicated staff is available to assist students with any need, whether that is tutoring, access to accommodations and resources, or even just to talk. Boots to Suits, a mentoring program for student veterans, assists students with making connections in the community in the field of their choice. Additionally, we provide priority registration, multiple scholarship opportunities, and waived application fees for servicemembers and veterans.